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20 New R&B, Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of September 17)

The week’s top albums feature selections from Tems, VanJess, Sevyn Streeter, Kara Marni, and more.

We’re back again serving up the best albums worth paying attention to this week. Over the course of the past seven days, we’ve kept our ears to the ground for you in preparation for New Music Friday

It’s Tems’ world and we’re just living in it, the Nigerian producer/singer has finally unveiled her newest project If Orange Was A Place. It’s an EP that’s largely emotional but the production is really what sticks out, it feels like a sticky summer night. We’re loving the R&B and neo-soul inclinations that are present throughout it (oh, and that Brent Faiyaz feature was perfect). VanJess has rolled out Homegrown (Deluxe); after months of teasing it, Lil Nas X serves up his debut album Montero, and Stokley reveals Sankofa

R&B heads are in for a treat this week! Sevyn Streeter unleashes her sophomore album Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz and it doesn’t disappoint; newcomer Kara Marni shares her lush project State of Mine, and though it’s not specifically R&B Moor Mother returns with Black Encyclopedia of the Air

Mozzy’s Untreated Trauma also arrives this week; Curren$y and Kino Beats drop Matching Rolexes; Injury Reserves has shared their newest album By The Time I Get to Phoenix; whiterosemoxie’s TROJAN is now out, and ZillKami’s experimental alt hip-hop project Dog Boy is also available today.

Additional releases that arrived this week include options from PA Salieu, Tion Wayne, Ray Blk, Kyle Dion, and Ann Marie.

Lil Nas X — Montero

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VanJess — Homegrown (Deluxe)

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Tems — If Orange Was A Place

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Sevyn Streeter — Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz

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Kara Marni — State of Mine

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PA Salieu — Afrikan Rebel

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Stokley – Sankofa

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K, Le Maestro — Whip Music

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Tion Wayne — Green With Envy

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Moor Mother — Black Encyclopedia of the Air

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Kyle Dion — Sassy

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Lance Skiiiwalker — Tales From The Telescope: Chapter 1 Rebirth

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Mozzy — Untreated Trauma

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Vedo — 1320

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Ray Blk — Access Denied

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Curren$y & Kino Beats — Matching Rolexes

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Injury Reserve – By The Time I Get to Phoenix

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ZillaKami — Dog Boy

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whiterosemoxie — TROJAN

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Ann Marie — Hate Love

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Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind on Twitter at @robyn_mowatt.

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